Toni appears for both prosecution and defence in criminal law. She is experienced in indictable and summary crime, with a focus on corruption and other ‘white collar’ offences. She also has a thorough understanding of investigative processes and procedures from her roles as in-house counsel for Government agencies.
Toni accepts briefs in quasi-criminal work such as post-sentence applications (including supervision and detention orders), civil forfeiture applications, coronial inquests, OH&S matters, council prosecutions and disciplinary and regulatory tribunals.
Before coming to the Bar, Toni worked at a number of Government and regulatory agencies. She has extensive experience in criminal and regulatory investigations, commissions of inquiry, anti-corruption, and advising on a range of public law issues.
Immediately before coming to the bar, Toni was a Senior Lawyer at the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), where she worked on the investigation and prosecution of corruption and police misconduct. She also advised broadly on public law matters, including statutory interpretation, the exercise of statutory powers, public interest disclosures, human rights, the use and disclosure of official information and information privacy.
Toni is an experienced advocate in the inquisitorial system, having appeared as counsel assisting in numerous coercive examinations both at IBAC and the Corruption and Crime Commission (WA).
Toni holds a Master of Laws from the Australian National University, as well as Bachelors of Laws (Hons) and English Literature.
Toni read with Diana Manova. Her Senior Mentor is Michelle Britbart QC.